Roma vs Torino
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Roma had a roller-coaster campaign so far in the season, but a thread of three wins in last four rounds returned them back in the contest for the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season. They now sit 6th and are just two points shy of bitter city rivals Lazio in 4th place. Can the Romans keep the good form going and clinch their fourth straight win in all competitions on Saturday afternoon when Torino come to visit the capital?
Giallorossi confirmed their string spell of form on Monday night when they stormed past Serie C side Virtus Entella 4-0 at Olimpico to qualify for the next round in Coppa Italia. Patrik Schick finally managed to produce up front with two goals, while Ivan Marcano and Javier Pastore were also on target. The head coach Eusebio Di Francesco can thus be satisfied with the fact his men bagged two or more goals in four of last five games across competitions without conceding two or more in any of last four along the way.
Roma vs Torino: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely favours Roma who won 21, drew 9 and lost only 4 of past 34 ties with Il Toro.
Giallorossi won four of past five encounters with Torino.
Roma were entirely dominant in the recent history of home matches against Torino (14 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats).
Roma vs Torino: Prediction
Torino suffered a Coppa Italia elimination last weekend when they fell 0-2 at home to Fiorentina. They previously dispatched Empoli 3-0 at home and drew 1-1 to Lazio at Olimpico. Interestingly, Il Toro are undefeated away from home this season. They have a rather odd record of eight draws and two wins in ten matches on the road in Serie A this term.
Walter Mazzarri’s men could suffer their maiden defeat of the campaign on the road here given they will be up against an in-form opposition. Roma scored as many as 24 goals in 9 home outings this season and they will have their talisman Edin Dzeko back in the squad after a lengthy injury.
Roma vs Torino: Bet Tips
Roma to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Roma Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57 (4/7).